Artist’s Notebook — Union Station

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Union Station by Marion Eisenmann, Aug, 8, 2009

Marion sends her impressions of Union Station, the crossroads for countless travelers since it opened in 1939. Think of how many people have rushed through the station to catch their train — and how many more have spent tedious hours waiting to leave or anxiously anticipating someone's arrival. The nation no longer travels by rail as it once did, but I still feel a spirit of adventure whenever I see the sign: "TO TRAINS."

Marion writes: This place is interesting, what I mean by it are its visuals, sound 
and
situations. Back in Germany I commuted a lot by train, I am glad I only
joined these people on their wait, for a quick sketch, I then took the
Metro home. I like the acoustic, the cave-like shelter and cool.

Note: In
case you just tuned in, Marion and I are visiting local landmarks in a
project inspired by what Charles Owens and Joe Seewerker did in Nuestro Pueblo. Check back next week for another page from Marion's notebook. In the meantime, you can contact Marion here.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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